Maybe Apple should consider selling Apple Watch cases and bands separately

March 21, 2017
Who needs a pared-down Apple Watch collection when you could order each part separately?

I’m going to preface this with a simple statement: Inventory management is hard. Once the undisputed king of operations and channel inventory, Apple has had its ups and downs over the last few years when it comes to shipping products on time — and the Apple Watch, arguably, kicked off that trend.

The “Series 0” Apple Watch launched with multiple casing sizes, band combinations, and casing materials, leading to dozens of individual SKUs that a customer could order. And those SKUs took their toll on Apple’s operations department: It took months to ship all the watch pre-orders, in part due to random Italian leather shortages and the difficulty in anodizing “space black” steel.

Thus, it’s no surprise to see that after continued watch inventory delays (among Apple’s other accessories — hi, AirPods), the company has chosen to pare down its initial Apple Watch options when pur…

Spaces co-working: Working from home is overrated

March 21, 2017
Working from home can be great. No one’s gonna drain the coffee pot before you get there; no one’s gonna drop a “what’s happening?” on you when you’re in the flow; and, yes, pants are optional. But it can be lonely, and it’s nice to have people to bounce your work off of. When you’re a one-man team, or your team is spread out, you might consider a co-working space. And if you’re going that far, then you might as well consider Spaces co-working!

I’m Michael Fisher –MrMobile to the world– and I normally just have one weirdo I share an office with (Justus knows he’s a weirdo; it’s okay). Recently he and I got to check out Spaces co-working on Newbury Street in Boston. There, we shared offices with software developers, lawyers, artists, and many others – and ate tons of free hummus in the process. To see how we fared, click that video … and to learn more about Spaces co-working, click here.

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Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking

March 21, 2017
 Instagram’s advertiser base has doubled again.
The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.
Some of that growth can be attributed to the simple fact that a lot of people use Instagram — 400 million every day, as of January. But James Quarles, who… Read More

The 9.7-inch iPad is here and iMore is giving one away!

March 21, 2017
Apple has unveiled a new iteration of the 9.7-inch iPad and you could win it right here!

Apple has just announced a new version of its 9.7-inch iPad, replacing the aging iPad Air 2. The new 9.7-inch iPad has some upgrades from the previous iPad, and it’s a nice entry point for the education market and first-time tablet users, or anyone that doesn’t need all the bells and whistles you get with the iPad Pro. If that’s you, or you just really like iPads and want to win this new version, keep reading and see how you can enter!

The Prize: One lucky iMore reader will win a new 128GB 9.7-inch iPad in their choice of Space Gray, Silver, or Rose Gold!!

The Rules: There are multiple ways to enter, each with varying point values, in the widget at the bottom of this post. Complete all of the tasks by clicking each option in the widget for maximum entries and your best shot at winning! Keep in mind that all winning entries are verified and if the task was not completed or cannot be verified, a…

How to get Evolution Items in Pokémon Go

March 20, 2017
How do you evolve Onix, Porygon, Scyther, Seadra, and other Gen 1 Pokémon into their all-new Gen 2 forms? With Evolution Items!

Updated March 21, 2017: Pokémon Go is updating to restore the guaranteed Evolution Item from your 7-day streak PokéStop spin. Hallelujah!

The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.

The change is listed as part of an upcoming software update but is actually server-side and reports are already coming in that it’s up and running.

In Pokémon Go Gen 1, you could evolve any Pokémon you wanted as long as you had enough Candy. For some Pokémon in Gen 2, though, Candy is no longer enough. Now, if you want to evolve Gloom into Bellosum, Sunkern into Sunflora, Poliwhirl into Politeod, Slowpoke into Slowking, Onix into Steelix, Scyther into Scizor, Seadra into Kingdra, and Porygon into Porygon 2 you need more — You need Evolution Stones. Here’s how they work!